The Woody is for beginners who want to try the sport and is great for learning how to run, jump, and glide. This is the board we all learned on as kids and the dourable wood construction will hold it’s shape and last for generations. The cheaper, pop out wood boards will warp over time and will not slide unless perfectly flat which is a waste of your money. The Woody wave art is hand done on every board and every board is made in the USA. Size tip; the rider should just be able to comfortably hold the board under his or her arm.